Start: Antananarivo Finish: Antananarivo
Physical rating: Medium
Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans, Kosher
Tour code: BDIS
Bio D Island
Group size: 2 - 12
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This tour will take you to historical places, national parks, incredible sites and beautiful beaches. You will discover:
— The mystical Lake Tritriva
— the picturesque landscape of the Malagasy Far West
— Ranomafana National Park which is home to numerous endemic fauna and flora species, including the very rare golden bamboo lemur.
— Isalo National Park which is famous for its endangered birds and natural swimming pools.
— Ifaty beach and its fine weather all year
Pick up at Ivato Antananarivo airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Departure for the road towards the South, the RN7. Stop at Ambatolampy, 73km from Antananarivo, to discover the workshops of pots and aluminum kitchen utensils manufacturers. Continuation to Antsirabe. We can admire the beautiful landscapes of the Highlands all along the road : sumptuous valleys, small villages, and rice paddies will fascinate you. Arrival in Antsirabe, the spa town, and the first industrial center of Madagascar. It produces two of the most famous brands of beer in the Island. In the afternoon, visit of the mythical Lake Tritriva, one of the most mysterious places in Madagascar. This ancient crater is a site in which two lovers would have drowned themselves because of forbidden marriage, and then they reincarnate as branches intertwined with two neighboring trees coming out of a bank rock. Overnight at hotel. Included : Breakfast and Dinner
Departure towards Ranomafana. All along the road, we will appreciate the beautiful traditional houses, typical of the highlands. Arrival in Ambositra after 2 hours, workshops visit of the most famous Malagasy artisans; their know-how in marquetry and woodcarving better known as "art zafimaniry", are so sublime that one can leave the city of Ambositra only after buying their product as a souvenir. After the lunch, continuation to Ranomafana. Overnight at the hotel.
Included: Breakfast and Dinner
In the morning, visit of Ranomafana National Park which is part of the Atsinanana humid forests and therefore, registered in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. This tourist site is crossed by 25 rivers and is home to a great diversity of fauna and flora, some of which is the rare golden hapalemur, an endangered species. In the afternoon, continuation to Fianarantsoa. Visit of this city and its monuments, among which about fifty religious édifices. It also gained wide reputation thanks to its vineyards, it is the only producer of wine (white, red, rosé and gray wines) in Madagascar. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.
Continuation of the road towards Ranohira. After 60 km, stop at Ambalavao to visit an Antemoro papermaking workshop which is a local handicraft specialty based on avoha, a fibrous bark. 15km further south, visit of the Anja village reserve which is a park created by the inhabitants of this place rich in biodiversity. We can observe the particular makis catta lemur. Continuation to Ranohira with a fascinating crossing of a new type of landscape, that of the Far West of Madagascar. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.
Day dedicated to the visit of Isalo national park. This ruiniform massif is a 80 000 ha protected area. It is above all the habitat of numerous species of fauna and flora scattered throughout the reserve. Apart from reptiles and lemurs, 77 species of birds live there, which 70% are endemic. Hiking in the canyons, and swimming in natural pools will also be in the program. For the more athletic, possibility to visit the reserve by bike (optional). Towards the end of the afternoon, admiration of the sunset through the Isalo Window, an opportunity to take some pictures postcard landscape. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, and Dinner.
Departure to Ifaty. Crossing of the Mahafaly plateau and its many tombs surmounted by Aloalo (carved wooden posts). The Mahafaly tomb is a funerary art with representative drawings of the deceased's life. Appreciation of baobabs in the beautiful scenery of the Great South spectacular landscape, then stop for a visit of Antsokay arboretum which is the perfect place for flora lovers since there are about 900 plant species, which 90% are endemic. Arrival in Ifaty in the afternoon, it is the quintessence of the trip to Madagascar for seaside tourism enthusiasts: sun throughout the year, marvellous beach, quad bike ride by the sea, canoe trip, water sports, ... Overnight at the hotel. Included : Breakfast and Dinner.
Free stay. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Transfer to the airport and return flight to Antananarivo. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner. * Domestic flight Tulear - Antananarivo (between 150 euros and 250 euros) is not included in the tour price . You can book the flight yourself on https://tsaradia.com/ if you have a Mastercard or a Visa Card.
Visit of the dike craft market. Transfer to the airport for International Return flight. Included: Breakfast
Accommodation in 2- or 3-star hotels in general
All airport transfers are included
- Air conditioned vehicle (4WD or mini coach depending on the number of the participants)
- Internal flights are EXCLUDED
*Dinner only on the 1st day, and breakfast only on the last day
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2 or 3 star hotel. 4 star hotel in some places if the size of the group is at least 6
Yes, except during free stays
Yes (35 euros)
Yes, if there is only one participant, we have to amend the tour price. This traveler will be able to travel at his own pace
Yellow fever vaccination for a trip in the inter-tropical region of Africa planned before or after your stay in Madagascar.
The maximum group size is 12. Nonetheless, you can make a special request if the group size on behalf of which you are booking is between 13 and 18 people.
Internal flight is not included in the price of this tour
No (35 euros)
Yes, 35 euros
Each tour departure is guaranteed if there are at least 2 participants. However, if there is only one participant, we have to amend the tour price. This traveler will be able to travel at his own pace
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